Irish soda bread, plants to attract hummingbirds, forcing tulips

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, March 9, 2020

The moving Moon went up the sky,
And nowhere did abide;
Softly she was going up,
And a star or two beside.
–Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834)

Monday, March 9, 2020
Find out who was born today.

Almanac Garden Guide
Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread

There’s no need to make a deal with a leprechaun.



Wrinkle Filling Trick To Look Up To 10 Years Younger

Believe it or not, this skin-smoothing technique is no joke. It makes you look dramatically younger. If you’d like to try this innovative smoothing technique at home, you can view the instructional video in its entirety below. It’s a fascinating presentation (even if you don’t have wrinkles). Click Here To Watch The Video >>

Maple Syrup Recipes

Best Maple Syrup Recipes
Today most people pour maple syrup onto pancakes or use it in dessert recipes. But maple syrup is a versatile ingredient. Here are some recipes for making breakfast, lunch, and dinner just a little sweeter.
Bright and Bold Umbrellas

These sturdy umbrellas come in several nature-inspired designs.

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Full Worm Moon Tonight

Full Worm Moon: March
What is the Full Worm Moon? Why is it called the Worm Moon? Are are there worms on the Moon?
Rooster Birdhouse

Functional art for your garden and feathered friends! 

Plants That Attract Hummers

Plants that Attract Hummingbirds
Do you love to watch hummingbirds fly around your garden? Learn which types of plants attract hummingbirds and how to create a hummingbird-friendly environment in your garden!
Red Mercury Lantern

Buy 2 or more and get $2.00 off each while supplies last. Includes 10 lights and a 6-hour timer. Takes 2 AA batteries.

Forcing Tulips

Fooling Mother Nature: Forcing Bulbs
No matter how cold the winter weather, gardeners can stage spring with parlor pots of tulips, sweet-scented paper-whites, old-fashioned hyacinths, and dramatic amaryllis. Start now and don’t stop until every windowsill and side table is abloom with potted beauties. It’s a sure cure for the wintertime blues.
Alpaca Fleece Socks

The cure for cold feet! Alpaca socks are soft, luxurious, and warmer than sheep’s wool. Choose from active outdoor and extreme cold styles.

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The Dirt Cure

The Dirt Cure for the Winter Cough
In 1849, a farmer prescribed a “dirt cure” for a winter cough. Janice Stillman, editor of The Old Farmer’s Almanac, demonstrate this natural remedy. (Warning: Humor required!)